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John Griffin
Carries Yards TD
168 843 5
Team: Massachusetts MinutemenHeight: 6-0 Born: 12/17/1988
Position: RBWeight: 208 Hometown: Westminster, MA
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Sr


Scouting Report
Griffin was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association third team after rushing for 843 yards and a career high-tying five touchdowns in his only season at Massachusetts of the FCS in 2010. That performance came after he set career bests with 207 rushes, 947 yards, five rushing scores, 25 catches and 178 receiving yards in his junior year in 2009, when he earned first-team All-CAA honors with conference rival Northeastern. Griffin had the two best rushing days of his career in 2009, running for 200 yards against Towson and 154 versus Rhode Island. He split time in UMass' backfield with Jonathan Hernandez as a senior. Griffin was a top sprinter and long jumper on the track & field team in his freshman season at Northeastern in 2007, and in 2008, the Huskies utilized that speed by making him a kickoff returner. Griffin returned 21 kicks for 414 yards, and average of 19.7 per return. Griffin will likely go undrafted due to a lack of experience against quality programs, but he did play well in his only career game versus a Top 25 team. On Sept. 18 at No. 20 Michigan, Griffin rushed 17 times for 96 yards as the Minutemen nearly pulled off an upset before falling 42-37.

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2007 NE  8 1 1 1.0 0 3 18 6.0 0
2008 NE  10 45 223 5.0 2 3 20 6.7 1
2009 NE  11 207 947 4.6 5 25 178 7.1 0
2010 UMass  11 168 843 5.0 5 6 49 8.2 0
Career   40 421 2014 4.8 12 37 265 7.2 1

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2007 NE  8 0 0 - 0 1 23 23.0 0
2008 NE  10 0 0 - 0 21 414 19.7 0
2010 UMass  11 0 0 - 0 0 -7 - 0
Career   40 0 0 - 0 22 430 19.5 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/4/2010 W&M 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 21 80 3.8 2 22 0 0 - 0 -
9/11/2010 HolyCr 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 18 75 4.2 1 15 3 17 5.7 0 8
9/18/2010 @ Mich 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 17 96 5.6 0 19 0 0 - 0 -
9/25/2010 @ StnyBr 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 23 132 5.7 1 19 0 0 - 0 -
10/2/2010 @ Towson 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 21 117 5.6 1 21 0 0 - 0 -
10/16/2010 Rich 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 19 81 4.3 0 28 0 0 - 0 -
10/23/2010 @ UNH 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 7 -1 -0.1 0 2 1 8 8.0 0 8
10/30/2010 @ JMU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 2 10 5.0 0 8 0 0 - 0 -
11/6/2010 Maine 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 18 81 4.5 0 35 0 0 - 0 -
11/13/2010 Del 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 12 145 12.1 0 59 0 0 - 0 -
11/20/2010 @ URI 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 10 27 2.7 0 11 2 24 12.0 0 18

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